15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Perth
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get in touch with nature at Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tugun Beach and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Wheel of Brisbane. We've included these beaches for you: Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey maker tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kids will enjoy Mandurah Cruises and Scarborough Beach. Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro) and Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & Penguin Island). Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Lake Claremont, and take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Perth, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockingham, Scarborough Beach, Warnbro Beach, Lake Claremont, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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